Huge Offseason Trade Coming from New Jersey Devils?

While the New Jersey Devils made a few big trades ahead of this season's trade deadline, turns out there's another big move in the works. Expect to see Devils GM Tom Fitzgerald pull of some major moves this upcoming offseason.

Fitzgerald has seen his Devils team free fall at the wrong time this season. He addressed the coaching situation, giving Travis Green the keys, he brought in two new goalies and now it sounds like he's going hunting for a major player this summer. Fitzgerald spoke to the media recently and had this to say:

I hope (our players) see that it's an opportunity for us to set ourselves up this summer to have the cap space for a position of need and, to be quite honest, be big-game hunting. We're looking at a potential tandem that maybe could rate up there in the league if I was able to land one of these big fishes. (Trading Vanecek) allows us to be able to be in on anything next summer and have the flexibility with what we believe will be available in the offseason.

If it's not the trade route, New Jersey is projected to have $21.2 million in cap space to work this summer. Some big names to consider for the Devils would be Steven Stamkos, Sam Reinhart, Jake Guentzel, Jonathan Marchessault, Matt Duchene, Elias Lindholm, Noah Hanifin, Max Domi and Tyler Bertuzzi.

Look for Fitzgerald to also consider the trade market at the NHL Entry Draft in June. New Jersey owns their first-round pick, along with two second-rounders in 2025. With cap space, high expectations, and some trade assets to consider dealing, expect to see some major changes from the Devils this summer.

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